Articles by Lynn Doan, Bloomberg, Will Wade, Shoko Oda and Amanda Albright

ConEd Faces Heat After Times Square Goes Dark

It lasted all of five hours – and hit just the spot on New York’s power system to take out the lights in Times Square, force the evacuation of Madison Square Garden in the middle of a Jennifer Lopez concert …

Rescues, Power Restoration Underway on Japan’s Northern Island Hit by Quake

Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido began to restore power after a strong earthquake overnight knocked out electricity throughout the entire prefecture of more than 5 million people. The magnitude 6.7 quake that hit on the western part of the island …

Japan Flooding After Record Rains Leaves 3 Dead, 23 Missing

Three people died and 23 were missing in floods after record rains burst the banks of two rivers in Japan in two days, public broadcaster NHK said. The Shibuigawa river in Miyagi Prefecture, an area hit by the record 2011 …

Heavy Rains Cause Floods in Japan; Thousands Evacuated; Fukushima Leak

A city near Tokyo declared a state of emergency and ordered thousands of residents to evacuate after torrential rain caused severe flooding. The storm caused contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to leak into the ocean. The Kinugawa …

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall on Japan, Causing Injuries, Evacuations

Typhoon Goni made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, causing injuries and prompting evacuation orders. Cancellations of airline and train service affected thousands of people. Goni, which had been the strength of a category 3 hurricane, came ashore …

Japan Earthquake Premiums to Rise as Insurers Reassess Risk After Fukushima

Japan’s insurance companies are pushing for an average 19 percent increase in earthquake premiums as they reassess risk following the unprecedented magnitude 9 quake four years ago. The increase could come into effect in January 2017, according to the Ministry …